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The greatest condiment in the subcontinent

May 10, 2019

Bon Appetit calls it “Hot, Sour, Salty, Sassy ... fiery, tangy, and crazy-flavorful.” Food Republic dubs it “the greatest condiment on the subcontinent.” That would be Indian pickle, made by salting and fermenting puckery fruits – ...

The 'bird' has the last word in traffic stop

May 10, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek We’ve all wanted to give someone a piece of our mind after a perceived grievance. Most of us can rein it in and let our frustrations out after the incident is over. That was not the case in June 2017 when Debra Cruise-Gulyas ...

Number One Chinese Restaurant

May 10, 2019

When my wife and I visited Kauai, we were intrigued by the name of a restaurant we frequently passed. No doubt the owners of the “Super Number One Chinese Restaurant” wanted to distinguish themselves from anything merely called “Number One ...

My Left Hand

May 10, 2019

This was supposed to be an article about Chili Lime Pickle. I was eager to make my own version of this popular Indian food accompaniment. Instead, I ended up in the emergency room. I set myself up for this bad karma. Yesterday, I went to Bombay Grocer in ...

Cheese Sandwiches

May 10, 2019

This joke - which I first heard in high school - still breaks me up. Guy’s at work; lunchtime whistle blows. He eagerly opens his lunchbox and peers inside, but then becomes crestfallen. “Geez-oh-pete, cheese sandwiches.” He takes a desultory ...

Social Security and You: 12 Questions ... 12 Answers

May 10, 2019

By Tom Margenau I usually devote an entire column to just one subject so that I can thoroughly cover all the nuances. But today I’m going to go for a record. I will see if I can answer a dozen questions in the limited space I have. Obviously, the answers ...